I sometimes forget that everyone may not be completely educated on a product and therefore I overlook some basic and valuable information to communicate.
Case in point…I had a question come up today regarding the VMware SRM SRA for Storwize V7000. As I covered in my last post, the SRA (Storage Replication Adapter) provides a means for VMware SRM to communicate to the storage array. The question I received was “How do I download the SRA for Storwize V7000”.
When you browse the VMware SRM support document the Storwize V7000 is listed out as a supported storage system for VMware SRM in its own section (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/srm_storage_partners.pdf)
However when you access the SRM download page (where SRAs are also downloaded), Storwize V7000 is not listed out. The Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller utilize the same code stack, therefore the storage integrations that IBM and VMware provide work for both products. In this case the download page only lists the SAN Volume Controller and not Storwize V7000. But that SRA works for both SVC and Storwize V7000.